About Us

We Believe Music Education Transforms Lives.

Music education has proven time and again to be a transformative force in the lives of students. It fosters creativity, discipline, teamwork, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts. These benefits extend far beyond the classroom, enriching the lives of students as they grow into well-rounded individuals ready to face the challenges of the world. 

Founded in 2010, the Ashland Music Association is a parent-run organization that provides financial and volunteer assistance to the music programs in the Ashland, MA public schools. In addition to offsetting the over $6,000 annual deficit that our music education programs face every year, we also raise funds and support for additional enrichment activities for our band and choral students. This includes, but is not limited to: 


2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

President - Heidi Hanson

Vice President - Diane Umholtz

Treasurer - Ed Miksis

Secretary - Open Board Position

Publicist - Lisa Uglialoro

Media Specialist - Zain Mecklai


Ashland Public School 

Music Educators

Warren School - Cheryl Noel (Music)

Mindess School - Alejandra Fontaine (Music)

Mindess School - Brian Koning (Band)

Middle School - Brian Koning (Band)

Middle School - Michelle Smith (Music & Chorus)

High School - J. Darren Maule (Band)

High School - Mary Nemeth (Vocal Music)

Learn More About the AMA

AMA Bylaws (PDF) - Effective January 2010. The AMA is in the process of revising these bylaws.

2022 - 2023 School Year Fiscal Year End Report (PDF)